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This fascinating government building, significant for its role in the Vietnam conflict, is preserved almost exactly as it was in 1966.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
106 Nguyen Du, District 1 | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 80 85094
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Reviewed today

What a lovely experience having a meal at a Palace, the meal and hospitality was lovely friendly and welcoming . Vietnam people are so friendly and welcoming and happy

Thank FantasticDec2013
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a tourist to Vietnam, there is a high chance that you are a history buff with an appetite for war tales. Independence Palace gives you just that, it is an embodiment to the tumultaneous part of history where strongmen schemed for power and fought...More

Thank ericathecat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed the walk around the palace. It is steeped in history, and interesting. Very pleasant to walk around. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Reasonable entrance fee.

Thank leanneb310
Reviewed yesterday

This beautiful building can only be viewed from the street. It is situated on approximately 25 acres, with lovely parkland. The original gates that were rammed during the war and still in situ.

Thank Kalie L
Reviewed 2 days ago

when we Visited this Museum i was not very much impressed and i had this feeling even before i go there, i just think that if you visit saigon it is worth to visit since it is a part of History. a place which you...More

Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We weren't planning on going to the Independence Palace. But we were walking by and decided to go in. So glad we did. Probably the most interesting place we visited in Ho Chi Minh City. It was extremely interesting and I loved the preserved rooms....More

Thank Tobin T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Independence Palace is definitely worth a look, just for its place in history. It is a brilliant looking building and inside is interesting. If you are doing the War Remnants Museum, then it is well worth popping in here too.

Thank dutch1104
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in the area I suppose you could go but I do not think it is worth it to go out of your way for a visit. If you can appreciate the historical significance, go for it.

Thank andrewhanhy
Reviewed 3 days ago

A thoughback in time to another era, mode century communist luxury, lost for words as they do not go hand in hand, super views and great gift shop.

Thank AndrewMm9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This visit to the Palace was worthwhile visit as the building has been maintained showing a snapshot of history.

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10 February 2018|
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Response from Welltravelled064 | Reviewed this property |
Hand bags are allowed in but not back packs but there is a place to store them. For more detail re size of bags allowed in try their website or the tourist office.
16 February 2017|
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
The cost of the ticket for the Palace tour is approximately $1-$1.50US
10 February 2017|
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Response from Gillian M | Reviewed this property |
There are certainly elevators inside the building and the building is generally very spacious. The only floor that the elevators don't go to is the rooftop terrace. That's where the bar and small shop are. I'm pretty sure... More